Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Finish and A Current Project


I actually finished something. It's from the 2010 GDITC at Nundle - Anni Downs' Birdsong Jewellery Box. The embroidery was finished ages ago. Why do we procrastinate about finishing a project? It was not hard. If I was doing it again though, I would use medium pellon (ie something firmer) in the body section, not the lid or bottom.
This is what I meant when I was talking about going out of my comfort zone. I saw the original 'Square Dance' by Sue Daley at the 2012 GDITC. Sue also showed a brighter version done by her friend. I thought too hard, but it's not. It is very portable and quick using Sue's method. I'm just the slow factor in this quilt.

 The comfort zone bit comes when choosing the colours. I wear bright colours and use bright colours in the baby quilts I make. Quilts for me though are more shabby chic. I've collected in the past, ranges like Paris Flea Market and Seaside Rose. These are softly coloured. BTW, did you know that Paris Flea Market has been released again! Yummy. I wonder if I need to restock any holes in my collection. LOL. I DON'T think so. I have enough for several quilts. Still.....It's the the type of range you get out of the cupboard to play with, fondle and then put back.
So for this quilt I bought some Kaffe Fassett and Friends FQs and a finely spotted background. Perhaps a bit too finely spotted, but the bigger spots didn't look right. I wanted to keep it in line with Sue's version.


 This has not been sewn down but it will give you the idea.


Here are some of my other colour combos. The photos look a bit dull and not quite the right colour, probably the table colour.



  Putting the colour combinations together has not been easy for me. I am trying very hard not to be matchy-matchy, my usual style.
Also on my 'want to do soon' list are 2 quilts from the Material Obsession books.  I have the background fabric already for one of them. The rest will be stash. They are scrappy and out there quilts.
Coming up soon is 'Girls' Stitch In' at Highfields, put on by Quilter's Angel. I'm looking forward to three of us going up the hill for a girly day out.
Back to work tomorrow, so all craft on the backburner until I settle back into a routine again.

Take care everyone,
Kayly

12 comments:

Susan said...

Your "square Dance" is going to look gorgeous - love the Kaffe Fassert fabrics

Maree: said...

Love your fabric choices fr your Square Dance blocks...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous finish, love that new project...

Noela said...

Love those bright colours you have used Kayly. Hugs....

Janice said...

Good on you for having a completed UFO. The colours in Square Dance are just stunning. I can't wait to see it all finished.

Anita said...

Your quilt is going to look lovely! I made that little round jewellry thing - not something I will attempt again LOL

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I found my kit from 2010 in the drawer the other day too :) Yours looks great.

Grethe said...

Beautiful Jewellery Box! Love you KF fabrics;your SD quilt will be perfect with his colours:-) I will copy you and start writing down a to-do list,once again!

shez said...

beautiful work kayly.xx

Jenny said...

Love the beginnings of you quilt and thanks for the tip for the jewellery box.

Jenny said...

Love your little Anni Downs Jewellery case wish mine was a finish... beautiful colours in you English Paper piecing

Jenny said...

Hey, see you at the Girls Stitch In. That if it doesn't rain so much to flood us in.